Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah had a heart issue that came up late in the process and was a concern for most teams, which is why he fell out of the first round and to second round and pick No. 52 with Cleveland, per sources. Doctors ultimately cleared Owusu-Koramoah but it did contribute to him going later than expected.
Seems the medicals on these guys was somewhat haywire! I'm glad they reported the supposed knee problem with Ojulari so that he fell to pick #50. Once I saw Dr. Andrews said he knee was strong,that was all I needed to know!
with young athletes. The most common thing is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is somewhat of a concern. That guy that the Wash team took had an abnormal echocardiogram that was probably mis-read as that. Sometimes they have atrial fibrillation, which is a mostly benign arrhythmia. Sometimes they have Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome, which leads to mostly (but not always) benign arrhythmias. Sometimes they have long QT syndrome, an abnormal ECG that can lead to dangerous arrhythmias. Pete Maravich, who many of you will remember, I think had a dilated cardiomyopathy. Reggie Lewis was suspected of having a cocaine-induced cardiomyopathy, but that was very controversial.
So my point (and yes I am a cardiologist) is that there's a lot of stuff causes suspicion of cardiac problems, some are benign, some are mostly benign but not always, some are dangerous and lead to the end of career. Without knowing the details, it's really hard to figure out. So you can speculate if you want, but none of us know about this sh-t.
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